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The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Traktor Controller: KONTROL S4

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    Introduction

    In this video, DJ Shortee introduces the course, which covers all the gear you need to DJ with a Traktor controller, specifically Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Software & Hardware Compatibility

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the different software and hardware types and how they are compatible with each other.

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    Register & Activate

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to register your Native Instruments hardware and then how to activate and update your Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Scratch Pro 2 software.

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    DJ Gear & Hardware Setup

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you all the hardware you need to DJ with the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller and how to hook it up.

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    Software Setup & Configuration

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to set up and configure your Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Scratch Pro 2 software.

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    Software Layout Overview

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the interface layout in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Mixer

    In this video, DJ Shortee covers all the features of the DJ mixer on the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller.

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    EQ Types

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through all the different EQ options in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Filter Types

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the three different Filter types that you can apply in the Traktor Pro 2 software for use with filter knobs on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Crossfader Settings

    In this video, DJ Shortee covers the Crossfader settings in the Traktor Pro 2 software and how you can use them to adjust the Crossfader’s curve for use with the hardware Crossfader on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Headphone Cueing & Mic Volume

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Front panel on the Traktor Kontrol S4, how to cue audio in your headphones, and how to adjust your mic’s volume.

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    Deck Display

    In this video, DJ Shortee covers the basics of the Deck Display on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Transport (Playback Controls)

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Transport section, otherwise known as the Playback controls, on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Load & Deck Assign Buttons

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Load and Deck Assign buttons on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Browsing

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Browsing feature on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Jog Wheels

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the different functions of the Jog Wheel on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Tempo Fader (Pitch Control)

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the features of the Tempo Fader, otherwise known as the Pitch Control, on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Beatgrid Adjustment

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Traktor Kontrol S4 to set and adjust your Beatgrids for your audio files in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    Master Display

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Master Display on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Hotcue Buttons

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Hotcue buttons on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Loop Section

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Loop section on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    FX Units

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the FX Units on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Remix Deck Controls

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Remix Deck controls area on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Remix Slot Buttons (Additional Functions)

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you some additional functions of the Remix Slot buttons, otherwise known as Sample Play buttons, on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Loop Recorder

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Loop Recorder functions on the Traktor Kontrol S4.

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    Stem Deck Controls

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to use the Stem Deck controls on the Traktor Kontrol S4. She also shows you how to control the Stem Decks internally without using any hardware controller, simply by manipulating the controls in the Traktor Pro 2 software.

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    S4 Control Options

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the Traktor Kontrol S4’s Control Options available in the Traktor Pro 2 software’s Preferences panel.

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    KONTROL S4 Modes

    In this video, DJ Shortee walks you through the two different Traktor Kontrol S4 modes: Kontrol S4 Mode and MIDI Mode.

Product Overview


In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee shows you all the gear you need for a basic DJ setup using a TRAKTOR DJ controller, how to set it all up, and how to integrate it with the TRAKTOR Pro 2 software. She features the Native Instruments TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ controller and walks you through each feature step by step, explaining how to use every single function in detail. The lessons are taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. This information-packed course is the first of many videos in the TRAKTOR Controller Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method. It works seamlessly in conjunction with her TRAKTOR Software course: “The Complete Guide To TRAKTOR Pro 2” and is essential for building a strong foundation to take your skills to the next level.

DJ Shortee provides a complete breakdown of the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ controller and all its features, including Hotcues, Looping functions, Deck controls, Remix Decks, and Stem Decks. Also included is an overview of TRAKTOR’s software options and compatible DJ controllers, as well as the TRAKTOR Pro 2 download, activation, and hardware registration. She walks you through a basic overview of the TRAKTOR Pro 2 software layout, gives an in-depth explanation of how to use the KONTROL S4 Deck controls such as the Jog Wheel and Deck Assign buttons (and how to customize them), and explains how to assign and control the Single FX and Multi FX modes.

Master the KONTROL S4’s DJ mixer and all its essential functions. Learn to customize the various EQs, Channel Filters, Tempo Fader, and Crossfader settings, as well as how to use the KONTROL S4 to control the Loop Recorder and then capture a loop on the fly in a Remix Deck.

Also included is a bonus lesson in which you will learn how to switch between the two KONTROL S4 modes and convert the entire KONTROL S4 into an alternate MIDI device using the controller manager software.

Know the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 inside and out, watch “The Complete DJ Gear Guide to a TRAKTOR Controller: KONTROL S4” today!

This course is easy to understand—all skill levels are welcome!

**Please Note: The primary purpose of this TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 course is to teach how to control Native Instruments’ flagship TRAKTOR Pro 2 and TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2 DJ software. Although there are many similarities, this course does not teach how to control TRAKTOR DJ, the iOS mobile version of the TRAKTOR software, as the mobile version isn’t currently an industry standard professional DJ software platform.

If you would like Shortee and Groove3 to offer an additional course that teaches on how to control the TRAKTOR DJ iOS mobile platform specifically, please make your request here. If we receive enough interest from enough people, we will create the course!


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The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Traktor Controller: KONTROL S4 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful, touches all bits and pieces of the hardware I had this controller for a while so I thought I knew most stuff, but after taking this course I realized there was more to it, loved it. Thanks Shortee!
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely detailed and well spoken This course is detailed and very well explained
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Remix Buttons Additional Function Great, learning tricks of the trade.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Newbie Just getting started, but extremely helpful thus far!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great overview very in depth detail about the product EASY TO FOLLOW ALONG TO LEARN
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super clear explanation Very clear and in depth explanation, the quality of the tutorial is very good. I like her in particular because she has a similar music taste as me (judging by her song library) and not just the usual deep house monotone stuff, so I'm really looking forward to the rest of the courses, especially the mixing one!
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Not bad... Shortee isn't bad at teaching but the content is broken into tiny pieces and is a bit basic.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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